Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association Says 1,300 People Have Been Held in Jail for 4 Years Without Trial  

So much for the Sixth Amendment, which should guarantee a suspect the right to a speedy trial. According to the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, that is just not the case locally, with some 1,300 people being locked up in local jails for four years while awaiting their trials. About 70 people have been waiting for…

New No-Cash Bail System Allows Dozens of Low-Level Offenders to Be Released From Jail in Houston

Dozens of low-level offenders in Harris County, Texas, are being released from jail under a new no-cash bail system after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas upheld a District Court ruling that said it is fundamentally unfair to detain indigent people arrested for low-level offenses simply because they can’t…